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Heimer KinderCare

Mr. Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

14230 Cross Canyon Rd. San Antonio TX 78232
(210) 490-0187 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Coker, Thousand Oaks, Wetmore

Welcome

Welcome to the Heimer KinderCare in San Antonio, helping families in Jones Maltsberger and Bitters neighborhoods for over 25 years.

Mr. Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

Partnering with parents to promote each child's optimal development. Creating a love of learning that lasts lifetime.

  • Mr. Jose Rodriguez

    Mr. Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

    Every day is a new chance to inspire children.

    Mr. JR came to KinderCare in the summer of 2004, fell in love, and has never left. He has worked in all areas of the center, from the School Age Classroom (his favorite) and Learning Adventures Classroom to the kitchen and bus transportation. His passion is serving the children in his center and community never wavers. A proud father of two wonderful boys and married to his high school sweetheart, Mr. JR is committed to his center and the children he serves every day. He would love for your family to join us at the Heimer KinderCare, where a lifetime of learning begins.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Comic Books!
    Year Started:
    6/10/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Audrey Harris

    Ms. Audrey Harris, Assistant Director

    "Every day we have a chance to help children reach their full potential.

    Ms. Audrey has worked for KinderCare for the past four years and it has been an absolute privilege for her. She is a wife and proud mother of two girls and one boy. She would not want to bring her children anywhere else other than KinderCare. Prior to joining our company, her daughter and son both attended KinderCare centers. Since joining our team, each day has been a journey filled with smiling faces, growth, development, and love. She enjoys the children, families, and staff. She loves to listen to every child's individual stories. Her inspiration to come to work each day comes from the incredible team she works with and the joy that the children bring every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    9/30/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Frances

    Ms. Frances, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    7/30/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.

    Ms. Lisa's goal is to ensure children progress through a scope and sequence of developmentally appropriate learning objectives and milestones throughout their time in her classroom. Children have access to various activities throughout the day. In Ms. Lisa's classroom, the curriculum theme is enhanced through the writing center, assorted building blocks, and other construction materials; props for dramatic play; books; paints and other art materials; and table toys such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. She encourages children to explore the physical properties of materials; uses daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and supports the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisa has previously been a Center Director.
    Year Started:
    8/5/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Rebecca's goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities. She fills each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning. Communication is important to Ms. Rebecca, so families in her classroom receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent/teacher conferences. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family!  

    Year Started:
    1/18/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Christy's goal is to prepare children socially, emotionally, and academically for kindergarten. She provides numerous opportunities for children to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music. Ms. Christy helps children develop social skills through character-building activities to learn how to identify emotions; holds group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provides opportunities for children to cooperate, negotiate, problem solve, and make independent choices. She encourages children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions. Ms. Christy also builds daily outdoor activities into the schedule that are designed to get children thinking and moving, and gives children many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them. She looks forward to partnering with families at this exciting time in their child's life! 

    Year Started:
    5/16/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Kristian

    Ms. Kristian, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Kristian's goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that children will eagerly look forward to attending. She provides regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on learning experiences, and community outreach projects to stimulate children's development in all areas. Ms. Kristian uses club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to help children develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills. 

    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    1/21/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

·         New Year's Day

·         President's Day

·         Memorial Day

·         4th of July

·         Labor Day

·         Thanksgiving Day

·         Day after Thanksgiving

·         Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We ensure the children's safety through a variety of measures, including keeping the outside door locked at all times, using a keypad entry system on our doors, having chimes on all doors to classrooms, taking head counts constantly throughout the day, and ensuring that all teachers undergo background and fingerprint checks before being hired, and keeping all our staff updated on CPR, First Aid, and SIDS trainings.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I take great comfort knowing that we found a child care center that my daughter is excited to get up and go to in the morning! The staff is wonderful and very loving. Not only has my daughter developed structure and routine here, but she has an amazing curriculum and developing social skills that will ensure a great start in life and her first years in school. I love the added bonus of an occasional cooking class and visits from the police and firefighters. Thank you, Heimer KinderCare, for being a part of our life!

- Mother

We started with Kinder Care in 2012 and were coming from a small-town child care center that was very personable. I was hesitant and changed my mind about many of daycares we had selected in our move to San Antonio. On my first visit to Heimer KinderCare, I had such a comfortable feeling about the staff and the setup of the facility.
 Our first day was a little rough, as my daughter does not do very well with change. But JR and Audrey (the office staff) were very comforting and put up with all my calls, and never once hesitated to get me an update nor did they sound fed up. When my son started at a year old in 2013, I was so excited for him to start his new journey into an actual schedule and an infant-targeted developmental curriculum. Ms. Becky was so comforting and sweet and did everything she could to keep my mind at ease. The amount of love she puts into those children is beyond anything I had ever experienced before. It’s a feeling of comfort that every parent needs and wants knowing they cannot be there every second of every day. To be greeted by name by nearly every staff member even though they have never had either of your children and know so much about both of your children is beyond me. The staff at Kinder Care Heimer has and continues to make me feel calm throughout my work days knowing I can trust all of them and call at any time or drop by at any time to check on my kiddos without hesitation. I can never show them enough gratitude for who they are!

- Mom

So, unexpected events left me a single dad of a wonderful four-year-old in need of a loving daycare facility. The folks at Heimer KinderCare (Ms. Kim, Ms. Audry, Mr. J.R and all the rest) are very caring, loving people who have helped my baby girl get through some tough times. She is five now and is starting to read on her own...she was looking at a comic book and said "Look, Daddy! This says CRASH!" Thank you!

- Father

Let me start by saying that all the staff at the Heimer KinderCare are wonderful, from JR and Audrey at the front desk to all of the teachers. But in particular, I would like to express our eternal gratitude and admiration for Ms. Becky Jimenez. About a year and a half ago, we took our then 12-month-old son to daycare. Frightened to be away from Mom for the first time, he soon loved going to school and seeing his Ms. Becky. All was well in the world as long as his Ms. Becky was there first thing in the morning. While you would expect a class of 10 one- to- two-year-olds to be quite the ruckus, Ms. Becky's calm demeanor and obvious joy in teaching toddlers creates a wonderful atmosphere in which kids -- both shy and outgoing -- thrive, learn, and improve by leaps and bounds. While diaper changes at home may be wiggle-fest-galore, kids lay still for Ms. Becky. While they may not want to sit at the table through the entire meal at home, they all sit around the table for meals and snacks with her. And come craft time, her amazing creative talents shine. Armed with an enormous craft bag she brings from home every day, the kids paint, draw, or do something creative all the time. Come special holidays, the kids come home with the most amazing gifts for Mom and Dad -- many projects that she finishes on her own time at home. We couldn't wait for our daughter to turn 11 months so we could take her to Ms. Becky. While our son was none to happy to share his special teacher, our daughter, too, loved her time with her. I know all parents with kids in her care feel the same and we often collectively count our blessings to have such a wonderful teacher and daycare while we all go around our busy days. When a great job opportunity came our way in Florida, having to change daycare was one of the hardest aspects of the decision to move. Ms. Becky has set an enormously high standard in what we will look for in future teachers. Thank you, Ms. Becky and all the other team members at the Heimer KinderCare, for all you do!

- Mother
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